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President Trump renews threat to close portions of southern border

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump threatened anew to shut down a portion of the southern border on Wednesday after reports that a group of Central Americans traveling north had been partially detained by Mexican officials."Mexico must apprehend the remainder or we will be forced to close that section of the…... Read More

Tampa makes history, electing first openly LGBTQ mayor

(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Jane Castor made history on Tuesday, becoming the first openly LGBTQ mayor elected to lead Tampa, Florida.Castor, the city's former chief of police, swept her opponent, retired banker David Straz, with 73% of the approximately 53,000 votes cast, according to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections' unofficial…... Read More

President Trump met with Twitter CEO at the White House

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump met with Jack Dorsey, the CEO of his favorite online platform, Twitter, on Tuesday in the Oval Office.“Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general,” the president said, of course, in a tweet. "Look forward to keeping an…... Read More

Jared Kushner says investigations into Russian interference worse for democracy than meddling was

(WASHINGTON) -- White House senior adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner made the case that the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election have been “way more harmful” to American democracy than Russia’s campaign to meddle in the election. “If you look at what Russia did, buying some…... Read More

Bernie Sanders says inmates deserve right to vote, 'The View' weighs in

(NEW YORK) -- On Tuesday morning, "The View" co-hosts analyzed the controversial comments Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., made on restoring voting rights to incarcerated felons, like the Boston Marathon bomber, during his town hall. Five Democratic presidential candidates took part in hour-long back-to-back town halls over five hours on CNN…... Read More

Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, transferred to federal penitentiary

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has arrived at a federal penitentiary facility, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.Manafort is now serving out his 81-month sentence at United States Penitentiary Canaan just outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is scheduled for release on Christmas 2024.The federal…... Read More

Top Democrat threatens to hold Trump administration official in contempt

(WASHINGTON) -- The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is threatening to hold a Trump administration official in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena for testimony in the panel’s White House security clearance investigation, the first move of its kind from the Democrat-led House.In a statement, Rep. Elijah Cummings,…... Read More

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan giving 2020 Trump challenge 'serious consideration'

(WASHINGTON) -- Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan moved the ball forward regarding speculation surrounding a possible primary challenge against president Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying he's seriously considering a White House run, even if he's in no rush to officially jump in just yet.The widely popular Republican governor furthered speculation…... Read More

Former Vice President Joe Biden to announce he’s entering the 2020 race Thursday morning

(NEW YORK) -- ABC News has confirmed that Joe Biden will announce he’s entering the 2020 race Thursday morning in a video.The announcement will mark Biden’s third run for the presidency and he enters the field in the top spot in several polls. The former vice president brings the crowded…... Read More

Rep. Eric Swalwell says Trump impeachment 'not off the table,' calls on Mueller to testify before Congress

(NEW YORK) -- For Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and many other Democrats, the findings in special counsel Robert Mueller's report are a launching pad for the next round of investigations examining President Donald Trump -- investigations that they say could ultimately lead to impeachment proceedings."We're certainly having a conversation about…... Read More

Kamala Harris proposes executive actions to curb gun violence

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Kamala Harris announced a new set of executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence in the United Sates that she would enact if she were to win the presidency in 2020.During a CNN town hall in New Hampshire on Monday night, Harris said that if Congress fails…... Read More

Democrats subpoena former White House counsel Don McGahn

(WASHINGTON) -- House Democrats have subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn for his testimony before the committee and for documents related to their investigation into obstruction of Justice by President Donald Trump."Following the scheduled testimony of Attorney General William Barr on May 2, 2019 and the expected testimony of…... Read More

Pelosi pushes Democrats to investigate, not impeach Trump after Mueller report

(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders on Monday pushed back against some Democrats' calls to impeach President Donald Trump following the release of the Mueller report, while the president told reporters he wasn't concerned about the potential challenge.In an hour-plus conference call with the caucus Monday evening,…... Read More

'War': Trump fighting congressional subpoena for his financial records

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization on Monday filed suit against the Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, seeking relief from his subpoena request for the president’s financial records in the latest clash between the White House and congressional Democrats."The Democrat Party, with…... Read More